The Subcommittee is proposing that the toy chests requirements that where removed from the ASTM F963, toy safety standard last year be added back into the toy standard. The rational for this change is that toy chests are still covered under the ASTM F963-07e1 standard that is now mandatory under Federal law. On May 11, 2009 the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission unanimously voted to adopt the newest revision of the toy safety standard ASTM F963-08, except the revision to section 4.27 regarding toy chest. In order for ASTM to be consistent with the mandatory toy safety requirements, it is necessary for a new revision to ASTM F963: That will change the title of ASTM F963 to Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Toy and Toy Chest Safety, Eliminate the exemption for toy chests, Incorporate the requirements for toy chests back into ASTM F963 and For the withdrawal of ASTM F834.
KeywordsConsumer safety specifications (infants/children); Toys;
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